Adreian Payne was reportedly shot while trying to prevent domestic dispute

UPDATE: According to a report from ESPN, court documents released on Tuesday indicate that former Michigan State star Adreian Payne was fatally shot after he was trying to help prevent a domestic dispute involving his killer (Lawrence Dority) and Dority’s girlfriend. Embed from Getty Images It began with Payne and his girlfriend, going to the … Read more

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo releases statement after death of Adreian Payne

The Michigan State Spartans family suffered a stunning loss earlier today with the shocking death of Adreian Payne, who was gunned down in Florida; his murderer is now in police custody. Payne was only 31 years of age. Immediately after the news broke and was later confirmed, tributes and condolences began pouring in from Spartans … Read more

Former Michigan State star and fan favorite Adreian Payne dies at 31

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According to a confirmation tweet from Chris Solari, former Michigan State standout and fan-favorite Adreian Payne has died at the age of 31. Solari was confirming an earlier tweet from former Ohio State star, Jared Sullinger. There are no reports at this time as to Payne’s cause of death. @realdetroitsportsnation We at DSN send our … Read more

Former Spartans, Wolverines on the NBA stage – Where are they now?

Raise your hand if you thought Draymond Green would be an NBA Champion and surefire all-star when the 6-foot-7 former Michigan State forward was selected 35th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. If you saw this coming, we’ve got nothing but respect. But for many (present company included), Green’s impact on the NBA level has been … Read more

Denzel Valentine’s senior season could be filled with ‘Magic’

In case you were too locked into the college football playoff race, the latest NFL news and notes, or following your favorite team in the NBA or NHL, the college basketball season kicked off last Friday. Most teams around the country have played at least a couple games now. The 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans rolled to … Read more

LOOK: ‘Princess Lacey’ honored by Michigan State students one year later

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One year ago today the world lost an amazing young lady when Lacey Holsworth passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. On Tuesday night, Michigan State University students did their best to make sure Princess Lacey’s memory will continue to live on as they painted The Rock.

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The Top 5 Dunk Contest Performances in Michigan History (the state of Michigan, that is)

Ready for another above the rim trip down memory lane? Of course you are. Today, the name of the game is ranking the finest dunk contest performances ever by those wearing the jersey of a Michigan-based franchise, college, or university. To get this out of the way right off the bat, since this list is only dealing … Read more

Former Spartan star Adreian Payne traded to Minnesota

Former Michigan State basketball star, and all-around good guy, Adreian Payne has been traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a future first-round draft pick. Though this is not exactly breaking news, it is worth mentioning, as Payne was loved across the state of Michigan, regardless of what team you were a … Read more

Ex-Wolverine Stauskas starts warm, cools in NBA debut

Former University of Michigan sharpshooter Nik Stauskas made his NBA début Wednesday night, quickly learning the challenging ebb and flow that can come along with the professional game. Drafted 8th overall by the Sacramento Kings, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year made his first NBA appearance by playing the role of sixth man in the … Read more